Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:
The device uses Wi-Fi technology to transmit audio from a TV to a mobile device. Unlike Bluetooth, the device is able to provide multiple connections at the same time to the same audio source. Wi-Fi has a greater distance range to the audio source, up-to 150ft, unlike Bluetooth, up-to 30ft. There are many other considerations why CloviFi is using Wi-Fi technology and not Bluetooth.
However, we have not forgotten about those that have Bluetooth devices. If you have a Bluetooth enabled headset, speakers, or hearing aids, you can listen to the TV over Bluetooth by simply turning on the Bluetooth option on CloviFi.
CloviFi connects to your mobile device through a free app that can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play. You will receive instructions with your device.
Currently you can connect up-to 56 devices to a single TV. However, there are some considerations when connecting that many devices at the same time, for example, the network traffic overload, which may affect the sound quality (delay of sound, lost packets, etc.). We recommend to connect up-to 10 devices to a single TV in home environment. CloviFi Enterprise version is for business purposes to overcome those limitations.
Bluetooth headphones are great, but wouldn’t it be nice if you could somehow retrofit your comfy old wired headphones and make them work with all this newfangled wireless technology? The CloviFi device lets people use any of their old-school wired devices wirelessly, by employing something you probably already keep in your pocket — your smartphone. CloviFi is a small, rounded black box with a modern design. Based on Wi-Fi technologies, the CloviFi device offers over 10 times higher transmission speeds than Bluetooth and there is absolutely no loss of audio fidelity as the data signal travels across the Wi-Fi network. Bluetooth can only be used in close distance, around 30 feet. Bluetooth does not allow multiple connections to one audio source at the same time. Just by reading about these limitations you are probably already dissatisfied. Not only that, you are also unable to install an existing expensive, bulky, and complex Wi-Fi system in your home if you wanted to! Unlike others, CloviFi comes with simple installation guidelines, uses Wi-Fi, and has no monthly subscription fees.
Want to listen together? Skip the Bluetooth and connect CloviFi to your Wi-Fi network so each person can listen simultaneously on their smartphone, with their favorite headphones.
The best part - the distance range of this revolutionary (Wi-Fi) Wireless Audio Transmitter is greater than Bluetooth! Connect to your home network via Ethernet or Wi-Fi, and easily switch between devices in different rooms.
You can connect 1 TV to 1 CloviFi device. However, there are no limitations on how many TVs you can connect in a single location.
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The CloviFi transmits whichever sound quality is coming out from the audio source. For example, if the audio source is transmitting stereo-sound then CloviFi will transmit stereo-sound through your headphones.
Please note, that we do not currently support Dolby quality sound transmission. We are working on this and many other great features to be added to the device in the near future.